Deborah Chow Named Director for Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series For Disney+. Lucasfilm and Disney+ have wasted no time to get an excellent production team together for the currently untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.
The Mandalorian and Jessica Jones episode director, Deborah Chow, was chosen to head the new Star Wars series for Disney+ by Lucasfilm after her “phenomenal work” while directing episodes for Jon Favreau’s Disney+ series, The Mandalorian.
Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
Chow will work closely with the series writer, Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive), and Ewan McGregor to bring the series to live. Chow, Kennedy, Amini, and McGregor have all been name Executive Producers for the new series.
The Ewan McGregor led series will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and before the events in Episode IV: A New Hope. More than likely we will see Obi-Wan’s transition into “Ben Kenobi” as he hides out on Tatooine and looks over Luke as he grows up on the desert planet. I’m sure we will see him to more than babysitting from afar during that time, but the stories for the series are being kept tightly under wraps.
There is no set release date or title for the new series, but we hope to hear more details soon!
Launching on November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, and 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” in the U.S., the service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2,”and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The service will launch in select geographic territories, including U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands, followed shortly thereafter by Australia and New Zealand, with the expectation to be available in all major markets within the first two-years. Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.
Are you excited to stream on Disney+? What other Star Wars content are you excited for? Do you plan on watching the Kenobi series when. it premieres on Disney+? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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